Defining Item Revisions
To define an item revision:
- Master Items Summary folder or Master Item window
- Organization Items Summary folder or Organization Item window
- Engineering Change Orders window
You can use letters, numbers, and characters (such as *, &, and #) to label revisions. Letters are always in upper case and numbers may include decimals. To ensure that revisions sort properly, decimals should always be followed by a number. Valid revisions can include: A, B, 01, 02, A1, B1, 1A, 1B, 0.0, 0.1, A.0, A.1, and so on. Revisions are sorted according to ASCII rules. Each revision must be greater than the previous revision. Therefore, you cannot use revision 10 after revision 9 because, according to ASCII sorting, 10 precedes 9.
The value you entered in the Starting Revision field in the Organization Parameters window displays as the starting revision for the item.
For revisions that have the same effective date, the revisions sort in descending order starting with the last revision you entered.
You can also define and update item revisions through engineering change orders (ECOs).
Defining Engineering Change Orders